When Fido Pees On Your Carpet

By Maria Posted in dog care, dog training, pet housebreaking /

Urine is something that every dog owner will have to deal with at one point or another. You may be aware that dog pee stains in your carpet can reappear even after cleaning, unless you caught your pet in the act and got to the mess straight away. Additionally, canine urine can damage any floor surface if not cleaned up at once. However, if you’re prepared for such messes, your floor can survive the unwanted puddles.

Here are the essential items you’ll need for your arsenal:

*Black light – for detecting accidents, including previous stains that may have been overlooked

*Wet/dry vacuum cleaner – for rinsing and taking out moisture quickly. This is a must have tool that’s not just for cleaning pee stains; you can also use it for other purposes around the house.

photo*Effective odor neutralizer

*Quality enzymatic cleaner

*Spray bottles

*White vinegar


*Paper towels

*Old bath towels

With your supplies on hand, you’re ready to attack. To remove a fresh stain from your carpet:

1. Place a thick layer of paper towels over the urine, top with an old bath towel, and blot up as much liquid as you can. Change towels as needed. For best results, have the heaviest person in the house step on the towel!

2. Fill the wet/dry vacuum cleaner with plain water. Rinse/extract the soiled spot several times. Remove as much moisture as possible before proceeding to the following step.

3. Combine 7 parts plain water and 1 part ammonia in a spray bottle and spray over the affected area. Wait a few minutes then blot up with clean towels. This is to eliminate any staining.

4. Mix 7 parts plain water and 1 part white vinegar in another spray bottle and spray over the area to cancel out the ammonia. Blot up after a few minutes.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 once more, then dry completely.

Removing the smell of the urine is very important, because if your dog can detect it, he will return to the same spot and pee there again!

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